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Felice Levini

Galleria Pio Monti

Where do angels live? Above our heads, in the skies of our cities. With an installation that recalls Wim Wenders’ Berlin angels, Felice Levini has imagined them suspended in the sky above Rome, sketching them in black on white at the center of a cloth outlined by the skyline of the Eternal City, and then stretching the cloth across the ceiling. One might say that those wingless shapes flying above the city are not angels, but really humans, the outlines of acrobatic parachutists, fixed and stopped in a timeless space that Levini creates with an ambiguity that refers as much to the craziness of science as to the power of the imagination and the fable. And the image, which finally comes together in Levini’s paintings and at the outer edges of his installations, is the image of an uncertain time: it is painting and thus supposedly eternal and fixed, but it is also vibrating and composed of

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